“It was the 2nd weekend in November and the temperature hovered around -5C. My team in Asia had been working on a chicken project for most of the year, with plans of teaching local men how to raise chickens and develop a sustainable egg-selling business. They were now prepared to receive 800 chickens as the first flock. I had asked if I could help out with it because I am very familiar with chickens, having grown up on a chicken farm in Canada. I wanted to see how this team project worked … Read more
Through connections from the farmer’s market where I play music with a local band, I had an amazing experience. My friend told me that one of the farmers who sells vegetables at his farm had asked him if I could come to his farm and pray for his friend, who was dealing with many curses from black magic. I told them that my prayers were not magic, but if the friend was willing for me to pray in the name of Jesus, then it wouldn’t be a problem. They agreed and took me out to a village on the outskirts of my city … Read more
The Uygur (pronounced weegur) are of Turkic ethnicity living mainly in East and Central Asia. Uygurs primarily practice Islam. Like most populations of Central Eurasia, they are closely related to both Europe’s and East Asian people.* Estimated world population is 12,068,600 with the majority living in Northwest China. Reaching the Uygur with the Gospel is not easy because in some countries they live in fear of being arrested and put into prison. Pray for open doors to reach the Uygur with the Gospel. According to the Joshua Project only 0.01% of Uygurs are Christian.
God Calls Africans into Missions
The country of Sao Tomé and Principe, two islands off the coast of Central Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, is not a place that most people in the West are familiar with. These uninhabited islands were .. read more…
Garlic and Goats
Sipho and Amanda Moyo oin Zimbabwe write:
“ACTS13 is growing and developing throughout Africa and here with us in Zimbabwe. We are working hard at developing our farm to be a hub of mission sending preparation and … read more
A young worker and his friend in Central Asia ventured into an unreached part of the country. They report:
The first day we did a lot of walking. As we walked we asked the Lord to open a door for us to share in this city. We began conversations with quite a few people but no one showed an interest in talking with us. We would chat for a few minutes before they said they had to leave or get back to work. We went back to the hotel and decided to spend some time in prayer before getting to bed early. Tomorrow we would have an early start. As soon as my friend jumped into bed he jumped right back out,
Jake, a former discipleship student, stayed on in the city after the course finished. We have seen him grow even more in his faith. He works as a barista at a popular café and shares his faith with the students who come. He also helps to mentor young people in our church. Jake stays at the Discipleship School property and organizes cleaning. His family remains… read more
Andrew and Aimée Janzen and family have spent the past year and a half in Toronto preparing to return to Brazil in 2018. They have had to overcome serious health issues while in Canada and at the same time give much time to study. Andrew is completing… read more
Things finally came together. For three years, Jason had dreamed of going to a country in the Middle East where God had called him. Because of numerous food allergies and a restricted diet, doubts arose in his thoughts: “How will I ever find the food I need to live there?” Amazingly, God opened the door for a three-month trip to his dream country to show Jason that He could keep him and use him there.
God did above and beyond what Jason expected.
But the hour is coming and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him” John 4:23, 24
The above passage has taken on fresh and exciting meaning to me through some unexpected experiences over the past months.
Gathered together with some friends one morning during prayer a certain nearby shop owner came to my mind. I had visited him a number of times but quite some time had passed since I last saw him.
Men witness to men and women witness to women.” These are the words of a wise instructor of cross-cultural missions. Especially in conservative societies such as where we work and live. I had heard this many times and even echoed these same words to others. In societies where the divides between men and women are strong, communication between the sexes needs to be careful and cultural boundaries respected.
I first met Tina while exploring our new neighbourhood. We were trying to get the lay of the land and we ventured out as a family to practice ‘culinary evangelism’. Namely, explore the various foods your new neighbourhood offers and meet and talk to as many people as you can. Tina ran a store serving basic breakfast and lunch menus specializing in milk/yogurt/cheese products.